Online counselling is available to anyone across the UK. Outdoor counselling takes place in the Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, so if you’d like to meet outside you would need to be local to the area.
In both instances we will arrange an introductory session first online or over the phone. This gives you a chance to talk about your current situation and what you’re looking for from counselling. I can tell you a bit more about how I work and answer any questions you might have about my approach.
You can then take some time to decide if you would like to take things forward or we can book in some ongoing sessions there and then.
Sessions usually take place on the same time/day each week. I do offer flexibility where possible, particularly if you work shifts or have other commitments.
Some people like to come just for a short time to work something through and others will come longer term, we will discuss your needs and review as we go to ensure you get what you need.
The counselling relationship is different to that you’d have with a friend. I won’t offer my opinions on what you should do and I won’t talk about my own life, as this is your time. I can offer information and resources where this is helpful.
Counselling can be hard work at times. I suggest thinking about what you do after the sessions to give you time to relax and reflect. Some people find writing things down or keeping a journal in between sessions can be useful.